The Negative Consequences Of The Industrial Revolution

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In the 1800s, the industrial revolution took off. It started with urbanization and advancements in farming, causing more people to look for work in cities. Around the same time new inventions and new fuel is discover such as Thomas Newcomen developing the first steam engine and Abraham Darby using coal to smelt iron for new machines and buildings. As a result, factories started to pop up all over the country; the most popular was the textile industry. While some might argue that Industrialization had primarily negative consequences for society because poor working conditions for low wages, it was actually a positive thing for society. Industrialization’s positive effects were more jobs, new technologies -mass production and cheaper goods. …show more content…
“As countries industrialized, they also urbanized. This was a result of people moving to cities in large numbers in order to gain factory jobs” (document six). As countries had advancement in farming the farmers didn’t need as many workers, and so people fled to the cities for work. This is widely known as urbanization, and it is caused by, the agricultural revolution. “As the Industrial Revolution spread to the United States, plants such as this textile factory appeared” (Document 3). The textile mill industry is the biggest industry in the industrial revolution, and brought hundreds of thousands of jobs with them. The textile mills were a huge hit mostly because of a few men who made these factories easier for workers to use, John Kay developed the Flying Shuttle in which people could make cloth faster than they could by hand, but then came James Hargreaves who invented the spinning Jenny which could spin 8 threads of cloth, but the final most impressive invention was from Richard Arkwright, he invented a water frame that could spin several strands without human supervision. “This excerpt is from The Working Man’s Companion subtitled The Results of Machinery, Namely Cheap Production and Increased Employment. It was published in 1831” (document 9). With the new factories and machines everything can be produced faster cheaper and quicker, with this new motto, more …show more content…
"As the Industrial Revolution spread to the United States, plants such as this textile factory appeared. Soon the production of exports outpaced import of goods,"(doccument3). With these new factories came goods at a way cheaper price since more factories more competitors for cheaper goods, so who ever has the lowest price will get the most customers. The outpace of imports is huge, it means you are producing more than you are relying on witch is a huge economic boost for the young America. Railroad travel was fast. "Going to San Francisco from New York City took only six days. Before the railroads, the trip took months"(document 4) .The advancement of railroads thanks to George Stephenson, creates a way for people to move their product faster and easier across the country. With the advance ments in transportation you can move farther and faster, also with the invention of trains and cars you can order a product and it be shipped to you. "In the picture on document 4,The assembly line, is the first real kicker, you can produce more goods in less time, it is the first of many new ways to mass produce products" (document 4). With the new assembly line first used by Henry ford, companies could now mass-produce goods decreasing the amount of each good and employing more people to the factories. Also these new assembly lines were much

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